As part of the new corporate strategy “Renaulution” the Renault brand is positioning itself more towards technology, service and clean energy. The French carmaker plans to introduce 14 new models by 2025, seven of which are fully electric. There should be an electric or hybrid version of all innovations. The Renault 5 Prototype now being presented is an example of the future direction.
“It’s about bringing the new zeitgeist into the automotive industry. We will develop into a brand that stands for clean energies by strengthening our leading position in electric vehicles with the ‘Electro Pole’ project and investing in hydrogen in order to achieve the greenest mix in Europe by 2025 ”, said the head of Renault Luca de Meo group.
The Renault 5 Prototype E-Concept embodies the future direction of the brand. “On the one hand, the R5 is closely linked to Renault’s history, but at the same time it stands for the future of the brand and will make electric cars popular,” said De Meo. The Renault 5 prototype conceived for the city with the reinterpreted R5 design shows how the brand will democratize the electric car in Europe “with a contemporary approach as indispensable and desirable”.
Where the sporty air inlet used to be on the bonnet, the Renault 5 Prototype hides the flap for connecting the charging cable. “The design of the Renault 5 Prototype is based on the R5, a real Renault cult model. This study simply embodies modernity, a vehicle that corresponds to its time: urban, electric, attractive, ”says Renault Head of Design Gilles Vidal.
Technical details of the Renault 5 Prototype were not revealed. It is also still open whether the study will be further developed into a series vehicle. The current range of electric cars from the French consists of small cars ZOE, the one below Twingo Electric as well as the high roof combination Kangoo ZE and the light vehicle Twizy. Next is the Mégane eVision go into series production.